That Star Quilt

I haven’t forgotten! The top is pieced ( no measurements given because I fudged a lot).

Now I’m trying to figure out how to quilt this.

Here is a big of my chicken scratching.

I have the backing and batting ready to go, so I hope I come up with something soon!

Have a great day!

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This and That

I still don’t know where I’m headed with this, but I sew a few more triangles here and there.

Daughter #2 and I have been doing a fair bit of riding. So fun!

I love the place names here in Arizona. We went through the town of Why, recently.

There was another mural with a sewing machine at the same place.

Snow on the mountains near me last week!

But it is warming up and I’ve been enjoying my fire pit in the evenings.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Jelly Roll

My first jelly roll quilt is done! It might be a bit boring, but I think I’ll call it calming instead. Doesn’t that sound better?

I used a simple feather pantograph for the quilting.

I kept the border and binding simple, so as not to upstage the center.

And I had the perfect backing piece in my stash!

It isn’t too late to join in and make one too. Click here and here for more info.

Have a great day!

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Where has this week gone?

I can’t believe I didn’t have a post scheduled ahead for today! That shows how crazy life has been. Lots of secret sewing going on, which means progress has been made on my leader/ender project.

My total number of blocks?

My goal is 80. I’d like this project wrapped up before I go back north. Have a great day!

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Remember these solid scraps?

I got them all pressed and sorted according to size.

Then I started chopping them up into 2 1/2” HSTs.

This is the die I’m using.

I’m not sure where this is headed, but I have a lot more solid scraps, so I’ll carry on.

Have a great day!

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25 Patches

Remember these? A friend sent them to me.

She also sent the cheddar print squares.

I came across this very old piece in my stash and I love how it looks with the cheddar and scrappy squares.

But how can I spice this up a bit? Could it become a medallion? Or be put on point? I need to figure this out. This is one idea I worked on. It has some potential.

Have a great day!

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Jelly Roll Sew Along – Part 2

Ready to get sewing? This is what you will be working on this week.

After pairing up my strips, I began sewing them together. Below you can see groups of four strips sewn together, two matching WOF prints and two background strips alternating.

These are then subcut into 2 1/2” strips, as shown below.

I took eight of each unit and sewed them end to end, always pressing toward the dark. Then I sewed the two long strips together to form the checkerboard strips. All your seams should nest. Below you can see six sets finished.

The photo above shows 6 columns. So the assignment for this week, is to get this much done. Then you will be almost halfway!

BTW, here are great deal that end tonight at AccuQuilt .

Have a great day!

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OrganPipe National Monument

Last week, Daughter #2 and I went here on her day off. It was a bucket list place for both of us.

Pictures just don’t do it justice, bug herd are a few anyway.

See that dark line in the photo below? That is the Mexican border.

It’s always fun to ride in her pink Jeep!

I love adventures with this girl!

Have a great day!

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This and That

I found this little machine on Facebook Marketplace last weekend. That’s about the only thing I use Facebook for. I got a cover for it, but no attachments. I did find a manual online. It sews a lovely stitch!

Daughter #2 gave me this. Isn’t it fun?

Found this fun fabric at Goodwill. Of course, it had to come home.

Along with this mug.

Have a great weekend!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Layer Cake Loop

I can finally share some secret sewing that I completed back in January for Fat Quarter Shop . I used this layer cake to make the Layer Cake Loop quilt, from their Short Cut Quilt series.

The free pattern will soon be available from Fat Quarter Shop . This fabric is there now.

This was fast and fun!

I found these fabrics to be so interesting and pretty!

Have a great day!

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